We are organizing Online auctions twice a month (the first and the third Thursday of each month) and two major auctions a year. For the exact dates please go to the Events.
Consignments may be submitted anytime in our office and the consigned items are rather soon auctioned because of our regular auction schedule. For a given auction you can submit your material three weeks prior to the closing date.
Personal pickup of the won items is available from 10am on the first work day after the auction closing date (which is Monday after a regular Online auction closing on Thursday). Our major auctions are usually held at weekends, so in such cases our office is closed on the following Mondays and you can pick up your items from Tuesday 10am.
Sorry but our office is closed on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays so picking up your items on these days is not possible.
Usually they don't but in case of larger and more valuable collections this option can be subject of negotiation. We are looking forward to any interest and proposal during our opening hours.
In case you would like to sell or auction your items, please just visit our office during our opening hours. There is no need to make an appointment but if you have a larger or a more exclusive collection, it is better to contact one of our experts in advance.
Appraisal is free of charge except in case of large, time-consuming collections. The cost of such appraisals is subject of negotiation. No e-mail or phone aprraisals!
Philately, coins and banknotes, medals and postcards: first floor Paintings, books, photos, old documents, decorative items, chinaware and other vintage collectibles: third floor
In case you want to sell your items to us, please bring along your personal ID or passport, otherwise we cannot pay for you.
Certainly, cash buying is available. Our experts can name a cash buying price or a suggested auction starting price as well.
It is worth sending us such pictures because this way we can tell in advance whether the items are worth being brought to our office.
No! If a noncompetent person cleans the coins, he can cause damage to them or enirely ruin the value of the coins.
You can request a client number reminder or you can set a new password anytime at the login site. If you have further problems, please contact us.
The unsold auction items are available for a couple more days after the closing of the auction. Payments after sold consignments are available according to the dates published at our website. Consignors of our major auctions are also informed by email.
The unsold items are available for the starting price (+ 22% buyer's premium) for 4-5 days after the closing of the auction.
You need to register at the 'Login, registration' section of our website in order to be able to place bids at our auctions. In case you have no access to a computer, you can send your bids over the phone or via fax.
Please call our customer service, so that our colleagues could register your bids. IMPORTANT: Bidding over the phone (and also by e-mail or fax) is only available until half an hour before the auction closing.
We are auctioning 11000-14000 lots per auction so it takes some time to upload all of the photos. Our colleagues do their best to accomplish this task as soon as possible but sometimes this takes 1-2 more days. The images are uploaded continuously.
We are organizing Online auctions twice a month, which means that you can view the lots personally (at our office) but the auction itself takes place online. We are holding two major auctions a year with the chance to bid personally in a Budapest auction hall (not all collecting fields, so please read the auction catalogues carefully)
We guarantee that all of our items are matching the given descriptions and for this we take on the responsibility. Please note whenever an item description contains the words 'signed' or 'without guarantee'.
An auction lot is always sold to the highest bidder. It is possible that the very same person places multiple bids or more bidders offer the same amount (either over the phone or by e-mail) - in the latter case the auction lot is sold to the first bidder.
We are always aiming at the quickest and most efficient method of shipping. International shipping methods are registered mail (or per request ordinary mail as well), EMS Hungarian express mail service or DPD parcel service. For more informations about the shipment see our Terms and conditions.
Our consecutive auctions are both available for a couple of days. As one item cannot be enlisted in two auctions at the same time, we can only enlist it at every second auction.
Not entirely. A newly uploaded auction material could only be viewed within the given time period (for storage capacity reasons).
Firstly, you need to fill in a personal viewing form with your personal data, client number and the requested auction lot numbers. For this reason it is useful to note down the lot numbers before your visit.You can view 30 items with one viewing sheet.Please return all the items in their original condition after the viewing.
For the full use of our websites, and to buy the item added to the shopping cart, registering online is necessary. During the registration, we handle your given data confidentially. We respond with pleasure to any of your questions regarding the registration, via email or on the phone.
Steps of the registration:
Please, give an existing mobile number and email address! Your password will not be sent to you by email! Filling the entry fields marked by asterisk (*) is necessary.
After the successful registration you may log in. Your client number will be sent to the email address given by you.
First page (Data needed for logging in):
Second page (Further data needed for logging in):
Filling the entry fields marked by asterisk (*) is necessary.
Asking for a new client number can be as important as a forgotten password. Please give the email address used at the registration, type in the security number on the picture, then click on the „Send” button. If you forgot your client number, you can log in with your username. You can check your client number in your account after logging in.
You will not get a new client number and you will not have to choose a new one, we will only inform you of your currently used client number. Filling the entry fields marked by asterisk (*) is necessary.
This page and its functions are available only after a successful login. If your necessary data prove to be incomplete or not proper, we cannot accept your orders. By clicking on the „Modify” button you can save you new or your changed data.
You can find here your personal data given at the registration.
Regarding the change of address only one notification email will be sent to you, where you have to confirm your new email address. If this was successful, you can see your new email address at your page.
You can set here if you want to change/set up the payment and the shipping method at the „Personal data, password change” menu only. Once you set this, next time you log in the second page of the logging in will not appear anymore. This way you can speed up your future log-ins.
You can choose which type of newsletter you want to recieve from us.
If you want to change your password, please give your old password first, then the new one. In case of password change we will send a notification email at the email address given at the registration.
In case of a new or modified number you will have to activate the number.
For a successful bid and purchase you will have to activate your mobile number.
After clicking on the „Activate mobile number” button a code in SMS will be sent to your new mobile number and a field asking for this code will appear under the new phone number.
If you have given the SMS code correctly, the new activated mobile number will be shown at your page.
Lastly, we will inform you via email as well that your new mobile number has been successfully activated.
If the SMS has not arrived or was deleted, you have the opportunity for repeating the activation. In this case a new SMS will be sent to your new mobile number.
For your help, you can follow the activation process in the SMS history appearing at the bottom of the page.
You can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time by our website at the Personal Data option or by our unsubscription link at the bottom of the newsletter.
Filling the entry fields marked by asterisk (*) is necessary.
You have to give your client number or username, email adress and the security code in the picture then press the "Send" button. If you filled out the form correctly, you will receive an email with the subject „Replace forgotten password”, which will contain a „Give your new password” button and a link.
After clicking on the button or on the link, the „forgotten password” page will load in, where you have to give your NEW password.
If you filled out every field at the new password page correctly, your new password will be set and we will send you a notification email at the end of the process.
The email address has to be identical with the one we already recorded at the registration. We will not send the forgotten password to you under any circumstances, therefore you have to acquire and give a new password in each case! For your very safety, the new password will not be sent to you by email either. Filling the entry fields marked by asterisk (*) is necessary.
It's not possible to change the forgotten username or sending it in e-mail. If you are logged in to your account with your client number and password, you can check your username there.
If you don't know either of your login data (username, client number) then you can ask to send the client number via e-mail. After logging in you will see your username.
According to the 6:64. §. of the Civic Code the user making a valid bid is bound to his bid until the closing of the auction, as the exclusion of the bid’s validity due to the nature of the auction service is not possible. The period of the bid validity covers the auction period. The delete of the offer is the Company’s responsibility if such a mistake of the item comes into light which was previously not marked in the description and could have not be seen either on the picture or at the personal viewing. In other cases the Darabanth Co. cannot be obliged to delete an offer.
If the bid was made accidentally, the Co. deletes the offer in case if:
The client is not obliged to take over the item won at the auction, or can ask for its resumption following the delivery in the following cases:
|up to 1 000 HUF||100 HUF|
|up to 5 000 HUF||200 HUF|
|up to 10 000 HUF||500 HUF|
|up to 20 000 HUF||1 000 HUF|
|up to 50 000 HUF||2 000 HUF|
|up to 100 000 HUF||5 000 HUF|
|up to 200 000 HUF||10 000 HUF|
|up to 500 000 HUF||20 000 HUF|
|up to 1 000 000 HUF||50 000 HUF|
|over 1 000 000 HUF||100 000 HUF|
Shipment of the purchased and won items
If you opted for the postal shipment or delivery at the login or at the order, we will send a new notification email regarding the postal fees to you a few working days following the order / the closing of the auction. (Again, please check the Spam folder in case the email hasn’t arrived.) We will send a confirming email following your order.
We automatically send an email following every order in our webshop.
The Darabanth Co. will do everything to send the package to the buyer at the most favourable price and at the same time, in the safest way possible. Items can be delivered on the post, via the Fáma or the DPD courier services.
In case of postal acceptance you can pay for the purchased items in the following way:
We ship items abroad after previous payment only.
If you marked postal acceptance when placing the bid,
Referring both to courier services and to the Hungarian Post:
In case of any harm or damage done, we can validate reclamations towards the shipping company only if the damage of the shipment is immediately taken noticed by the client and/or reported in an official record, or if the client refused to accept the seriously damaged package. If neither of this happens, the shipping company is free from restitution, and the Darabanth company is not obliged to pay restitution to the client either.
Hungarian bank accounts:
Paying in HUF
(IBAN: HU19) 10300002-20241728-00003285
Swift: MKKB HUHB
Paying in Euro:
(IBAN: HU17) 10300002-20241728-48820026
Swift: MKKB HUHB
Alternative payment methods:
Via international postal order
Our PayPal ID (+4% fee): email@example.com
If these are not included in the description, the Darabanth Co. supplies them, in valid cases for an extra charge.
The items have to be delivered safely and in a presentable manner. (Stickpage, husk, case etc.) If these are missing at the acceptance of the item, the Darabanth Co. supplies them for an extra charge. We take over the items for auction only if they are cleaned of dust and dirt previously.
Clients having an online account can follow their listed items at their personal page.
|Starting from (HUF)||Up to (HUF)||Commission (%)|
|1 000 HUF||10 000 HUF||20%|
|10 001 HUF||100 000 HUF||16%|
|100 001 HUF||12%|
A commission altering from the percentages above can be fixed especially in case of a regular shipping of a greater value.
Please the unsold items will be put them back to another Auction, price them down, or take them away. If none of this happens for two months we can be put the unsold items back to auction with a maximum of -20% discount!
We only process the personal data provided by you during the registration for the use of service and to keep contact with you. Giving personal data is voluntary. During registration we record your username, address, e-mail address and phone number. Our website stores cookies on your computer. We do not process special categories of personal data.
We contact with the user for direct marketing purposes at the user’s own request and consent.
While visiting the pages of the Darabanth Co., we record the user’s IP address, the time of the visit, the display resolution of the used device, the used operation system, the browser version, the title of the parent and the visited page. It is for technical reasons and for managing the user customs only.
I acknowledge the following personal data stored in the user account of Darabanth Ltd. (1061 Budapest, Andrássy út 16.) in the user database of darabanth.com will be handed over to OTP Mobil Ltd. (1093 Budapest, Közraktár u. 30-32.) and is trusted as data processor.
The data transferred by the data controller are the following: name, address, mobile phone number, e-mail address.
For a third party we provide the following anonymous data due to quality assurance and statistical reasons: the visitor's IP address, the time of the visit, the display resolution of the used device, the used operating system, the browser version, the user's country of origin, mouse and keyboard events (except e-mail adresses, passwords, phone numbers, payment card numbers), the parent and visited pages.
At the request of the user we provide free of charge information about the processing of his/her personal data, and the user can ask the correction, deletion or restriction of processing of his/her personal data, except for cases of data processing defined by law. We delete the personal data in the following occasions: its procession is against the law, contains false data, the user asks for it, the purpose of the data processing has ended, ordered to do so by the court or the President of the Hungarian National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information.
You can request our company to delete your personal data processed by us. Regardless of the request, in case of purchase we store your personal data in our system as it is defined by law (for fulfilling requests made by the court or the police). We store it for six years after the last purchase or consignment although these won’t be directly accessible anymore.
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Registration number: NAIH-135286/2017
You can save your searches on our website. If you didn't find the item you need or if you want to monitor one or more keyword continuously, it is useful to save your searches. To use this function, you have to click on the save ("floppy") icon next to the "Search" button after searching or use the "Save search" button at the bottom of the page. Important! You have to turn on the email notification separately, after you saved your search.
Click on the "My saved searches" button appearing after saving a search or click on the "My saved searches" button in the "My pages" section (right upper corner). Here in the "Alert" column you can turn on the e-mail notification and you can set up the time of the notification (1 or 6 days before the end of the auction).
Darabanth Philatelic and Numismatic Auctions Co.
Trade register number: Cg. 01-09-732498
Tax number: 13384643-2-42
|Mint Never Hinged||Imperforated|
|Postally unused card||Postcard with stamp OR text|
|Postally used card||Excellent quality|
|Excellent quality/Good||Good quality|
|Good quality/Minor defect||Minor defect|
|Minor defect/Damaged card||Damaged card|
|Special cancellation||Small tear|
|Damaged backside||Missing corner|
|Minor corner crease||Corner crease|
|Litho||Restored / Repaired|
|Non postcard backside|
Conditions of coins, medals, plaques:
|C:PP (Proof) Mirror-like field, matted embossments on the reflective surface.||C:P (Proof-like) A coin struck from a highly polished die which produces a mirror-like, reflective surface upon the field and sometimes the devices of the coin.|
|C:BU (Brilliant Uncirculated) Uncirculated coin with original mint luster.||C:Unc (Uncirculated) The coin was not circulated, and it is pratically flawless.|
|C:AU (Almost Uncirculated) The coin is almost flawless, small wear on bilging parts.||C:XF (Extremely Fine) Worn or lightly scratched on the bilging parts.|
|C:VF (Very Fine) Letters and numbers are worn.||C:F (Fine) The bilging parts are mostly worn but the coin is easily identifiable.|
|C:VG (Very Good) The surface is worn almost flat.||C:G (Good) The whloe coin is worn, but still identifiable.|
|C:Pr (Poor) The coin is barely identifiable.|
Conditions of banknotes:
|C:Unc (Uncirculated) New banknote, never folded, never circulated.||C:AU (Almost Uncirculated) Not folded, with little crease or dog-ear.|
|C:XF (Extremely Fine) - Once folded, with slight creases, flawless corners, material, color.||C:VF (Very Fine) Folded, some wear and minimal dirt.|
|C:F (Fine) - Folded many times, rounded corners, lightly stained, worn and can have small tears.||C:VG (Very Good) Worn note with many tears and holes.|
|C:G (Good) Torn, hollow, stained, folded, creased.||C:Pr (Poor) A note with severe damage, large holes and tears, graffiti and may have glue holding it together.|
Legend, error types:
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Type of material:
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|Adamo Uő: Az érem 1901-2011. Budapest 2011.||Adamo Uő: Bankjegyek alkalmi felülbélyegzései. Budapest 2009.|
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